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Summer Couple ~ La Garde Freinet

An experienced villa or chalet couple are required to run this luxury rental villa from mid-June to late September.  The couple must have good prior experience running high end rentals and along with being able to offer good general housekeeping and garden maintenance, they must be able to set up a nice breakfast table and clear away when meals are finished. General working hours 7am to 12pm and 6pm to 10pm - 6 days per week. This property already has 13 weeks of rentals booked out of the 18 available therefore it will be a busy summer for the couple.

Duties will include:

  • General housekeeping

  • Weekly changeovers

  • Laundry and ironing

  • Setting of breakfast table

  • Garden maintenance including mowing of lawns

  • Pool care and maintenance

  • Setting up and closing down of pool area each day

  • Cleaning of terraces, raking of gravel driveway etc


A small studio comprising a double bedroom, small kitchen area and separate shower room is offered as accommodation. Candidates must speak a good level of English and both must be able to drive.

Salary: €5k net pm for the couple (negotiable)

Start date: ASAP

Long Term Chalet Couple ~ Megeve

A very experienced chalet management couple is required for a beautiful 9+ bedroom luxury chalet located on the outskirts of Megeve. The informal British/Australian owners and their 4 teenage and adult children use the chalet in both the summer and winter high season months with occasional visits outside of these periods - additionally the chalet is sometimes rented for a few weeks; this is a busy property for several moths each year and it is essential that the chalet couple are able to work autonomously. Extra staff are employed when there are a high number of visiting guests. The current chalet couple have been running the chalet for this family for many years and will be available for a detailed ‘hand-over’ period.

Duties will include:

  • 5* Housekeeping/Laundry

  • Healthy family cooking

  • Informal table service

  • House management

  • Driving

  • General interior and exterior maintenance

  • Snow clearing

  • Light gardening tasks

  • General pool care (a local contractor is employed for overall maintenance) 

  • Driving and care of several cars/off-road motorbikes

  • Liaising with local contractors, suppliers and local accountants

  • Liaising with the UK Family Office

  • General administration 

  • Dealing with cash and credit card payments

  • Booking ski guides, mountain bike tours, hiking guides, restaurants and other activities 

  • Making changes to the chalet from owners visit to rental weeks eg: removal and storage of family clothing/footwear/toiletries/ art work etc


  • Both of the couple must speak good English

  • One must speak a good level of French

  • Have a friendly, positive and flexible approach

  • Well-organized and efficient

  • Able to work autonomously, plan and make decisions ahead of family and guests visits

  • Offer a high standard of cleaning and general interior and exterior maintenance

  • One of the applicants must be a good family cook, the family eat healthy foods 

  • Have a ‘hands-on’ attitude to work as this is not simply a management role.

  • Both candidates must drive as the Chalet is located above the village

  • Excellent management/admin skills

  • Good budget management

  • Having the right to work in France

A separate apartment will be rented locally for the chalet couple plus during busy times when the couple may need to work late there is sleeping accommodation available for them to use at the chalet. There is also the use of a chalet car for shorter private trips. These clients are informal and very relaxed and like to maintain a warm relationship with their staff; being British/Australian nationals, they would love to find another Antipodean couple for this role however they are open to considering all nationalities as long as the couples already have working rights in France.

Salary: €6k npm 

Start date: Summer ‘23

Please note: Applicants for positions based in France MUST have a current working visa/carte de sejour or be the holder of an EU passport

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